Real complete 10-1 aggregate thrashing of Melilla


Solari made as many as 10 changes from the team that defeated Valencia 2-0 to return to winning ways in La Liga after losing 0-3 to Eibar in their previous fixture.

ISCO fired a brace in his first start under Santiago Solari as Real Madrid mauled Melilla for a 10-1 aggregate win in the Copa del Rey.

Real Madrid beat Spain's third-string team by 4-0 in the first leg and they defeated them again at Santiago Bernabeu by 6-1 on Thursday.

Marco Asensio opened the scoring after the half hour, setting in motion a flurry of three goals in six minutes. "We're all very happy with his prize". I got very sad because he failed to score before the break what could have been a great goal.

Madrid hit back nearly instantly, as Fran Garcia set up Isco, who scored a similar goal to his first one to make it 6-1 on the night, and rounded off a humiliating 10-1 aggregate victory.

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Llorente gives the team a different dimension, as he offers them a platform to build play from the deep, unlike Casemiro, but he also fulfills his defensive duties in helping out his full-backs and defenders during their attacking forays.

"I was delighted with the debuts of [Alvaro] Fidalgo, Francisco Garcia and the goal from Javi Sanchez".

Real Madrid are now fifth in La Liga on 23 points, five points off division leaders Barcelona, who travel to rivals Espanyol on Saturday night.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, resume their league campaign this weekend against Huesca before facing CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.